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VoodooPC pitches 'world's fastest' PC

Athlon 64 FX-55 and nForce 4 SLi drive claim

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Canadian performance PC maker VoodooPC today introduced what it claims is the "world's fastest gaming computer", based on the latest processor and chipset technology from AMD and Nvidia.

Odd, then, that the Voodoo Rage SLi, despite being based on Nvidia's nForce 4 SLi chipset is named after an old ATI graphics chip.

In addition to the Nvidia chipset, the new machine boasts and AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 processor, up to 2GB of 400MHz DDR 2 SDRAM, and a pair of Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultras operating in SLi mode.

Such a system will set you back over $4850 (£2638) but by trimming back the spec. you can get the price down to $3017 (£1640).

As for its performance boast, VoodooPC's website more cautiously claims the machine is the fastest air-cooled PC, but company chief Rahul Sood was nonetheless willing to stick his neck out. The Rage SLi is faster than liquid-cooled systems, too.

"To put it bluntly, with Rage SLi you can bet your entire bank that our system will destroy any Xeon-based SLi system in any game - liquid cooled or not," he said.

The upshot, according to company software chief Trentent Tye is Doom III running at 107fps, despite being set to high detail and a resolution of 1600 x 1200. "To put this in perspective, current high-end gaming systems will run Doom III with the same settings at 30fps," he said, without detailing said machines' specs.

VoodooPC is taking orders for the Rage SLi from today. It did not indicate when machines will ship. ®

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